Friday, March 07, 2008

Smooth Move, Tripp

Golf professional and current Nationwide Tour member Tripp Isenhour should probably consult with Michael Vick’s attorney.

He has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and killing a migratory bird in the state of Florida, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 months in jail and $1,500 in fines.

According to a report filed by Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, a Red-shouldered hawk constantly interrupted Isenhour during the taping of an instructional video. Isenhour hit golf balls at the bird from distances of 300 yards, but to no avail. Finally, when the bird moved within 75 yards, he took a few more shots before finally connecting and killing the hawk, a protected migratory species.

Should the Commission’s report be true, and in matters of animal cruelty I tend to side with the law, let me state unequivocally that what Isenhour was wrong.

Allegedly, Isenhour did say, “I’ll get him now,” and took aim for the hawk.

To address the ball and aim purposefully at the bird shows that Isenhour did this with malicious intent. This also displays his impatience, which doesn’t really bode well in a sport like golf.

Oh, and he’s opened the door for those grandstanding PETA douche-bags as well.

1 Comentário:

Anonymous said...

Great story. I have one for you...18th hole at Twin Orchard I'm in a money game with an old college buddy Eric Freistat. He's down some good money to me and calls out right before I tee off, the infamous, "DOUBLE OF NOTHING" I refocus and hit a monster ball down the middle of the fairway. As we pass each other in the tee box I could feel the pressure switch from my head to his (thank g-d). The pressure is all on him to match my drive.

He steps up and hits a beauty. As the ball rises in the air and bird flying across the fairway collides with the ball. POOF. The ball and the bird fall directly down - no further than 100 yards away. The bird exploded and definitely didnt feel a thing. Eric, recorded his first birdie of the day. I went on to win the match. He kept the ball, still has it today.

Derek

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